Easy to get to and popular for culture vultures, Vientiane is a place where backpackers can sip on coffees and nibble on croissants. And for those seeking a richer cultural and historical understanding of the Lao capital, there are many Buddhist temples and monuments to the past.
Wat That Luang.
Vientiane is just 77km from the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge in Nong Khai. Once there, the must-see Wat That Luang is close to the heart of the city, about 1.5km east of Patuxai, the Victory Gate.
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